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Microsoft says April Windows updates break VPN connections

  • Microsoft says the April 2024 Windows security updates break VPN connections on Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server systems.

  • Qantas

Qantas app exposed sensitive traveler details to random users

  • Qantas Airways confirms that some of its customers were impacted by a misconfiguration in its app that exposed sensitive information and boarding passes to random users.

  • Router

New Cuttlefish malware infects routers to monitor traffic for credentials

  • A new malware named 'Cuttlefish' has been spotted infecting enterprise-grade and small office/home office (SOHO) routers to monitor data that passes through them and steal authentication information.

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    • MAY 01, 2024
    • 07:12 AM
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  • Malware Phishing

New Latrodectus malware attacks use Microsoft, Cloudflare themes

  • Latrodectus malware is now being distributed in phishing campaigns using Microsoft Azure and Cloudflare lures to appear legitimate while making it harder for email security platforms to detect the emails as malicious.

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer: Data of over 25,000 people stolen in 2023 breach

  • Daily newspaper Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that attackers behind a May 2023 security breach have stolen the personal and financial information of 25,549 individuals.

  • R Language

R language flaw allows code execution via RDS/RDX files

  • A new vulnerability has been discovered in the R programming language that allows arbitrary code execution upon deserializing specially crafted RDS and RDX files.

  • Google

Google now pays up to $450,000 for RCE bugs in some Android apps

  • Google has increased rewards for reporting remote code execution vulnerabilities within select Android apps by ten times, from $30,000 to $300,000, with the maximum reward reaching $450,000 for exceptional quality reports.

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    • APRIL 30, 2024
    • 02:11 PM
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  • Docker

Millions of Docker repos found pushing malware, phishing sites

  • Three large-scale campaigns have targeted Docker Hub users, planting millions of repositories designed to push malware and phishing sites since early 2021.

  • Android

New Wpeeper Android malware hides behind hacked WordPress sites

  • A new Android backdoor malware named 'Wpeeper' has been spotted in at least two unofficial app stores mimicking the Uptodown App Store, a popular third-party app store for Android devices with over 220 million downloads.

  • UnitedHealth Group UGH

Change Healthcare hacked using stolen Citrix account with no MFA

  • UnitedHealth confirms that Change Healthcare's network was breached by the BlackCat ransomware gang, who used stolen credentials to log into the company's Citrix remote access service, which did not have multi-factor authentication enabled.

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    • APRIL 30, 2024
    • 07:14 AM
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  • Meerkat

Muddling Meerkat hackers manipulate DNS using China’s Great Firewall

  • A new cluster of activity tracked as "Muddling Meerkat" is believed to be linked to a Chinese state-sponsored threat actor's manipulation of DNS to probe networks globally since October 2019, with a spike in activity observed in September 2023.

  • FCC

FCC fines carriers $200 million for illegally sharing user location

  • ​The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined the largest U.S. wireless carriers almost $200 million for sharing their customers' real-time location data without their consent.

  • London Drugs Closed

London Drugs pharmacy chain closes stores after cyberattack

  • ​Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has closed all its retail stores to contain what it described as a "cybersecurity incident."

  • Heart Romance Scam

FBI warns of fake verification schemes targeting dating app users

  • The FBI is warning of fake verification schemes promoted by fraudsters on online dating platforms that lead to costly recurring subscription charges.

  • Google

Google rejected 2.28 million risky Android apps from Play store in 2023

  • Google blocked 2.28 million Android apps from being published on Google Play after finding various policy violations that could threaten user's security.

  • Windows

Microsoft fixes bug behind incorrect BitLocker encryption errors

  • Microsoft has fixed a known issue causing incorrect BitLocker drive encryption errors in some managed Windows environments.

  • Data Breach

Collection agency FBCS warns data breach impacts 1.9 million people

  • Financial Business and Consumer Solutions (FBCS) is warning 1,955,385 impacted individuals in the United States that the company suffered a data breach after discovering unauthorized access to specific systems in its network.



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